Missouri Choco-Chip Date-Nut Cake

I received this recipe from a friend long ago and far away.  Sad to say, I don’t remember her name.  This easy cake is good for packing in a bag lunch or just plain snacking.  Don’t bother icing it. (I usually sprinkle more chips and nuts on top than the recipe calls for.)


1 cup boiling water

1 cup chopped dates

1 3/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 cups chocolate chips

1 tablespoon cocoa

2 eggs

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Grease and flour a 13×8-inch baking pan.  Pour the boiling water on the chopped dates in a small bowl.  Set the dates aside and allow to cool.

Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cocoa.  Cream the butter and sugar together.  Beat the eggs in and add the vanilla.

Stir the cooled dates into the butter-sugar mixture.  Stir in the dry ingredients gradually.  Add 1 1/4 cups of chocolate chips and 1 cup nuts to the batter.  Stir just to blend.  Pour into the pan; sprinkle the remaining chips and nuts on top of the batter.  Bake at 350F for 30 to 45 minutes.  Check it at the end of that time by touching it lightly with your finger.  If it’s done, the indention should spring back.

2 responses to “Missouri Choco-Chip Date-Nut Cake

  1. Elmgirl

    1/2 hour = 30 minutes or 1 to 2 hours? I double the recipe and split it and it was very under cooked after 30 minutes

    • Sue

      I’m sorry you had problems. I usually check the cake at the recommended time, then cook it longer if I think it’s not done yet. Some ovens cook faster than others. I added a tip that might help of touching the dough to check doneness.

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